The Olympics are not just a chance for countries to bring home the gold. They also provide a perfect chance to spread infections all over the world.
With the world focused on Sochi now that the Winter Olympic Games have begun, will the power stay on? Russia has engaged in 49 major energy projects since it won the bid to host the Olympics back in 2007.
All five cities vying to host the 2022 winter games could face some of the warmest weather they've ever seen when the Olympics open
If geology was an Olympic sport, Rio de Janeiro would probably take the gold
Sochi's elevation makes speed-skating world records unlikely
Ill tourists will be sent to one of five public facilities
Two significant religious events (although one has yet to officially be declared one) commenced over the past weekend–in addition to the second round of the World Cup starting, Ramadan, the Islamic holy month observed by fasting, also began.
This blog appears in the In-Depth Report Science at the Sochi Olympics Climate change poses a well-documented threat to ecosystems and human populations worldwide.
The danger to winter sports has not gone unnoticed by athletes.
What happens to Olympic host cities after the torch has gone out?
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